SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and perform various tasks using a command line. The protocol is employed by many skilled users, since the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a number of things with regards to the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much everything - you could install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different OS as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though many service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Website Hosting
SSH access is provided with all website hosting which we offer you. With some of them, it is offered as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade that you can add with just a few clicks in your hosting CP. You can get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could choose the password that you will use and, if required, you will be able to modify it with a couple of clicks from the same spot. All commands that can be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is included as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you are able to include it via the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. In any case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with only one mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you may type in the password that you'd like to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as often as you require. The full list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this sort of connections.